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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
of washington today as jim demint the informal leader of the senate tea party caucus announced his resignation. he is going to step down and into the director's chair at the conservative think tank the heritage foundation. that position not only allows him to shape the conservative agenda from the outside. it also comes with a pretty significant raise. demint now makes $174,000 a year. he's got an estimated net worth of $65,000. so he's actually the fourth poorest senator right now according to open secrets. but at heritage he's going to pull down a cool estimated million dollar salary. he told rush limbaugh that it's about principles not dollars, saying quote, i believe that i can do more good for the conservative movement outside of the senate. of course he has done a lot for the movement inside the senate because through his senate conservative fund he has cultivated a whole host of tea partyers including tea party senators like ron johnson, mike lee, marco rubio, pat toomey rand paul geoff flake, geoff fisher. perhaps his worst was backing todd aiken after todd aikenenths "legi
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
senator jim demint, who was riding first class on the tea party express, he tweeted that boehner's propose is an $800 billion tax hike that will destroy jobs and allow politicians to spend even more. not so fast, demint. there is yet another front in this revolution. conservative columnist jennifer ruben dismissed demint's rhetoric and says the votes of demimit t al are no votes. oh please, smart and sensible conservatives should ignore the drivers of right-wing lunyie train and carry on. others think they're being punished for their votes. the committee chaired by boehner booted four top members were top spots who are known for bucking leadership. one of them, tim huelska mp told us what he thought. >> it's petty, it's vin detective,vindictiveand if you have conservative thoughts, you will be punished. but take care, harry reid says he feels bad that you have a deal with the rapid members of the tea party. so for more on the story i'm joined by dan gross the global business editor are the daily beast, and joining us from politico's arlington virginia's newsroom. thank you for join
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm PST
war room. coming up tea party ringleader jim demint is leaving the senate. if you are a woman, a minority, a teacher, a union member or a homosexual, not to worry, he is still going to kick you around. it's just going to be with a different set of boots. plus, we are going to go to doha qatar, talks on climate change to see who has more pull elected leaders around the world and, yes, our favorite: the cope koch brothers. later fielding blue and couldn't be happier. a bit of good news. the face of america is changing and the country's electoral map is changing along with it. it's a thursday night in the rhyme "the war room." we are primed and we are just getting started. stick around. we will be right back. to just learn how to make wine. just a hobby. i really enjoy sharing it with friends and family and decided to turn it into a business. i've done some financing and banking with chase, and they were a recognized brand that i trusted and the ink card fit with our needs. we have plans and goals that we'd like to reach, but in the same sense we understand that things can change an
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